… What is MOTH?


MUSIC on the Hill – or MOTH – is a monthly music venue in Red Hill that brings great Australian talent to one of Victoria’s most popular regional areas.

Presenting a variety of national and international touring and recording artists who are supported by the best local talent, MOTH is a venue with a difference. It features a capacity of 100, an intimately comfortable atmosphere, excellent sound quality and soft lighting – all ensuring that the music is the focus.

The organisers, who are Red Hill locals, have created a welcoming and friendly environment where accomplished singer songwriters perform to music lovers in an intimate setting. They aim to develop a warm, social atmosphere and nurture a genuine music club feel, with the event taking place on the first Friday of every month.

(If Good Friday falls on the first Friday, then MOTH will be held the following day).

Tickets are $20 for adult MOTH members and $25 for non-members, $10 for children MOTH members and $15 for children non-members (17 years and under) and are available via TryBooking. MOTH memberships can be purchased from the membership page of MOTH website.

MOTH is hosted by and supports Red Hill sporting clubs and proceeds go to the artists, equipment hire and local community initiatives. One such initiative was a year-long music scholarship for a deserving music student from Dromana College. 

Throughout 2016, MOTH will host some well-known names from the music industry, including Rob Snarski (1 January) David Bridie (5 February), Sally Seltmann on International Women’s Day (4 March), and Mick Thomas in July.

Also appearing will be plenty of talented newcomers and, as always, every MOTH will be opened by a Peninsula-based act – there’s a strong commitment to showcasing local artists.

Music on the Hill will be happening in the Red Hill Pavilion at the Red Hill Showgrounds, located at 184 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill.

For a full run-down of the next MOTH, check out www.musiconthehill.com.au

First published in Mint Magazine – January 2016

Author: Anne-Marie Tunks

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